The New ‘American Reunion’ Poster Is A Photshopped Mess
It’s commendable that the new ‘American Reunion’ poster pays homage to the first ‘American Pie’ poster, but that still doesn’t save this poster from being an absolute mess. A few things about this poster.
- Why is Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) looking at Jim like he wants to be inside him.
- Oz (Chris Klein) is also giving Jim the very same look but from a really awkward angle.
- Remember when Natasha Lyonne was cracked-out of her mind and molested someone’s dog. Yeah, well She doesn’t look like herself anymore. Some might remember her from an episode of ‘New Girl’ earlier this season where she looked super rough. Kind of like herself but wearing a Natasha Lyonne sweaty fat suit.
- That isn’t Tara Reid circa 2011, because she hasn’t looked that cleaned up since 2001.
- Where is Tara Reid even coming from? She looks like she belongs on an entirely different movie poster
- What is Eddie Kay eThomas doing? (he’s staring into the void that is Sean William Scott’s perfect toothy smile).
- Chris Klien tiny cocaine eyes.
- Was anyone really demanding this movie?
- There’s sooo much terrible photoshop going on here.
First Photo: American [Pie] Reunion | People
Set photo: American Reunion
"Remember the pact? Here we are over 10yrs later. Crazy. #AmericanReunion" -Thomas Ian Nicholas on Twitter
Not often do you seen an entire original cast sign on for a fourth film, ten years later. Then again Alyson Hannigan was probably the only truly busy cast member.
Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott and Eugene Levy have all completed deals for “American Reunion.”
Despite the fact that Scott just checked into rehab.
The studio is currently working to bring in many of the other members of the original cast and is in negotiations with Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Mena Suvari and Jennifer Coolidge to reprise their roles.
Tara Reid is definitely available and willing. I wonder if Alyson Hannigan will be on board. She’d have to shoot during a HIMYM hiatus (and Biggs re: Mad Love - though that show could be gone before this goes into production).
This follows up on the year old LA Times story of Universal making an American Pie 4 with the Harold and Kumar writers. I speculated about what was then being called “American Family”, looks like the /Film readers were correct…
Maybe that’s the way to go. Readers at /Film speculate that a wise creative choice for the Harold and Kumar writers would be to set the fourth film at the gang’s ten year high school reunion. This would provide the best of both worlds: the characters are older but the level of shenanigans and nostalgia is inherent.
Once again proving the age old adage, “there are no new ideas,” Universal is looking to greenlight a new big screen American Pie movie. The LA Times reports that this fourth tale in the mischievous series would follow the original cast members, some of whom are interested in returning. Also tapped and on board are Harold and Kumar writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. It’s going by American Pie 4 in production but some speculate it could end up being “American Marriage” or “American Family.”
The original R-rated raunch fest was released in 1999 (that may make you feel old) and grossed an impressive $200 million. Ushering in a new era of R-rated teen comedies, the series launched the careers of Sean William Scott, Jason Biggs, and Alyson Hannigan. Two theatrical sequels followed, American Pie 2(2001) andAmerican Wedding (2003), featuring much of the original cast. Since then a slew of miserable straight-to-DVD spin-offs have been released, including Band Camp, The Naked Mile, and Beta House. Much like the “National Lampoon” label, “American Pie presents…” is a familiar entity and sells DVDs. Supporting actors from the originals, such as Eugene Levy, have appeared in those titles.
The draw of the first two films, and to some extent the third, was the excessive raunchy humor and gratuitous… everything. It was a direct sell to the high school/older middle school crowd who needed fake IDs to even get into the film. Flash forward to ten years later and all those kids have grown up. Are they the intended audience for the fourquel or are a new batch of high schoolers the audience? If the latter is the case, bringing back the original cast, who are creeping up on their 30s, doesn’t make much sense. On the other hand, Judd Apatow has demonstrated the power of dirty, yet more mature comedies (see Knocked Up, Funny People). Maybe that’s the way to go. Readers at/Film speculate that a wise creative choice for the Harold and Kumar writers would be to set the fourth film at the gang’s ten year high school reunion. This would provide the best of both worlds: the characters are older but the level of shenanigans and nostalgia is inherent.
Regardless, Jason Biggs could use the paycheck.
Pretty solid Where are they now list. But I’m surprised that there is no mention of John Cho. The guy literally took one line from the first movie and parlayed it into arguably the best post-Pie career of anyone and single handedly made MILF a household term.
LT. SULU DOESN’T WANT NO PART OF YOUR STUPID LIST, HE’S PILOTING THE MUTHAFUKKIN’ ENTERPRISE, SON. :-)
John Cho is doing just fine. But arguably Alyson Hannigan is having one of the better careers out of all of them, she has a steady gig. I was also upset to see that Role Models wasn’t included in Sean William Scott’s follow up. That’s been his funniest movie to date.